While life in megacities has long since moved into the three-dimensional area – underground, on land and high up in skyscrapers – traffic has remained two-dimensional. This will change increasingly as mobility requirements continue to grow in cities and large urban areas.
In particular, the online business needs effective solutions for the last mile. What’s more, buildings are getting taller due to both rising land prices in cities and the wish to maintain open spaces. Whether with autonomous drones, cable cars or the kind of horizontal and vertical elevators built by Thyssenkrupp – the traffic in bulging megacities can only be managed by concepts that enable mobility in all three dimensions.